The Importance of Prayer

2 03 2008

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The first matter that the slave will be brought
to account for on the Day of Judgment
is the prayer.
If it is sound,
then the rest of his deeds will be sound.
And if it is bad,
then the rest of his deeds will be bad.”
[at Tabarani]

One of the Saliheen was asked how he kept
his khushu’ in prayer (concentration & humbleness etc)
He said, ‘I imagine that Allah is before me,
that the Angel of Death is at my back,
that the gardens of Jannah are to my right,
that the fires of Jahannum are on my left
and that I am standing on the Sirat’

If a person had a stream outside his door
and he bathed in it five times a day,
do you think he would have any filth left on him?”
The people said,
“No filth would remain on him whatsoever.”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said,
“That is like the five daily prayers:
Allah wipes away the sins by them.”
[Sahih al Bukhari, Muslim]

Salat is a pillar of the religion (Islam).
He who establishes it, establishes religion;
and he who destroys it, destroys religion.”
[Tabrani]

The Apostle of Allah was asked:
Which of the actions is best? He replied:
Observing prayer early in its period.
[abu Dawud 2: 426]

HOW CAN YOU THEN NOT PRAY?

O MUSLIMEEN, ESTABLISH YOUR 5 DAILY PRAYERS.


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